To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which companies are licensed to export (a) rubber bullets and (b) tear gas; and to which countries those items are exported.
16 June 2020
I refer the honourable member to the answer I provided on 8th June.
All countries are under continual review, in line with the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria (‘Consolidated Criteria’), and my Department is able to review licences – and suspend or revoke as necessary – when circumstances require.
Providing the names of companies licensed to export crowd controlled ammunition and tear gas would disclose commercially sensitive information.